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Photograph - Transit Instrument, Troughton, possibly used at Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1870-1900 Image Reg. No: MM 040171

Summary:
Troughton transit insrtrument, used at Melbourne Observatory.

Photograph in a photograph album used at Melbourne Observatory, late 19th century. The photographs show the main Melbourne Observatory building, Great Melbourne Telescope, 8 inch transit telescope, recording equipment, observatories in other cities and countries, astronomers, astronomical photographs of sun and stars.
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Troughton transit insrtrument, used at Melbourne Observatory.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, great melbourne telescope, observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Troughton & Simms, Instrument Makers, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Maker of Item Depicted: Troughton
User of Item Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1870-1900

Possibly depicts a piece of equipment used at the Melbourne Observatory.

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